The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

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Never turn your back on a dragon!

Sneaking out of prison isn't easy, unless you are a thief, or a wizard. Luckily, Conn is both! Trouble is, once he's out, where does he go? His home is a pile of rubble since he blew it up doing magic. His master, the wizard Nevery, is not happy with him. Worst of all, Conn's been exiled, and staying in the city will mean his death.

But Wellmet is in danger from an evil predator coming to destroy the city, and Conn must set off on a quest to fight it. Suddenly, a huge shadow looms over him and he is swept away by something more awesome than his wildest imaginings. Is Conn brave enough to answer magic's call, or is he really just a thief at heart?

Sarah Prineas's incredible world explodes with adventure—a place where cities run on living magic and heroes come from the most surprising places.


About Sarah Prineas

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Sarah Prineas is the author of the award-winning Magic Thief series and Winterling. She holds a PhD in English literature and recently taught honors seminars on fantasy and science fiction literature at the University of Iowa. She lives in Iowa City, IA, with her family. You can visit her online at
Published May 10, 2010 by HarperCollins. 372 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The spell works and takes Conn to a place very far from Wellmet (on the way Conn finds Rowan who followed Connawaer from Wellmet), but in the middle of their journey a huge (thought to be extinct) dragon picks Conn up and takes him to the dragon mountain, where Conn finds his locus stone, which i...

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